Towards abstraction, my paintings derive from landscape.
Shapes, colours, lines and marks on a surface, these come from what is solid and permanent, slight and transient, or just a perceived need to balance a particular painting.
The overlap and merging of other disciplines (walking, drawing, photography and writing) is significant in the development of new series of work.
Studies and photographs are the foundation, together with further research and notes, of the ‘Journey Books’.
The coastal paths and estate walks managed by National Trust for Scotland at Threave and Rockcliffe have formed the basis of a new series of paintings.
SPRING FLING 27th – 29th May 2017: Spring Fling is now part of the new South West Scotland artists' association, 'Upland'.
I will have a ‘pop-up’ studio this year at Studio 1, Lochdougan House, Kelton Mains, Castle Douglas.
WINTER KNITTING: Colours and patterns based on the Fair Isle and Shetland traditions, using Shetland 2ply wool, are adapted and may refer to ongoing themes in my work as a painter.